Sunday, February 12, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 12)

2003: Heavy rains that started on 2.11 and ended on 2.14 produced the following rainfall totals: 10.15" at Forest Falls, 9.75" in Lytle Creek, 8.47" in Lake Arrowhead, 7.6" at Santiago Peak, 6.86" in Mira Loma, 5.15" in Wrightwood, 3.95" in Hesperia, 3.87" at Lake Elsinore, 3" at Lindbergh Field.
Local flooding resulted.

2003: Sustained winds of 66 mph with a gust of 82 mph at the base of Grapevine.
Heavy rains also fell across Kern County with 4.57" at Frazier Park and 4.25" at the Pine Mountain Club.

2001: A strong winter storm that started on 2.11 and ended on 2.13 brought 2"-5" of rain to Orange County and the western Inland Empire.
1"-2" fell over the rest of the lowlands.
Extensive urban flooding and mud slides resulted.
Trees and power lines were knocked down.
Over a week of heavy snow that started on 2.6 and ended on 2.14 continued on this day.
The snowfall was called "most in a decade."
60" fell at Blue Jay and Mountain High, 24" at Snow Summit, and 5"-12" at Apple Valley.
Mountain High reported 36" of new snow on this day.
The roof of an ice rink caved in at Blue Jay.

1999: A period of Santa Ana winds began on 2.10 and ended on this day.
Gusts of 85 mph were measured at Rialto.
Gusts to 80 mph were reported from Interstate 8, closing it.

1997: A mountain wave produced gusts as high as 81 mph at Mojave.

1992: A series of many intense storms started on 2.5 and ended on 2.16.
The storms brought a total of 20"+ inches of precipitation to the mountains and 8"-16"+ inches to lower elevations.
Two were killed in an avalanche at Mt. Baldy.
Flash flooding, mud slides, and road closures also occurred.

1992: Flooding washed out roads and damaged a dozen homes and over 50 mobile homes in the Rosamond area.
Nearby Mojave recorded 2.25" of rain.

1975: High winds damaged businesses, utilities, warehouses, and mobile homes in the Reno, NV, area.
Three light aircraft were damaged at the Reno airport.

1971: It was 84° F at Pismo Beach establishing a monthly record high temperature.

1949: Mount Hamilton recorded a low temperature of 12° F.

1948: Paso Robles set a monthly record low temperature of 17° F.

1927: Continual rain that started on 2.11 for six days ended on 2.17.
21.86" fell at Cuyamaca, 13.1" at El Capitan, 10.7" at El Cajon, 9.54" at La Mesa and 6.33" at San Diego.
8.3" fell in San Bernardino and 5.6" in Riverside.
Heavy warm rains melted mountain snows.
Unprecedented flow occurred on the Whitewater River.
Floods washed out roads and bridges in Thousand Palms and Palm Desert.
Levees were broken and Thermal was inundated.
Several San Diego County dams overtopped, causing widespread flooding downstream.
Bridges and roads were washed out in east San Diego metro area.
Large areas of Long Beach, Fullerton and Anaheim were inundated.

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, & San Diego



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